Dr. Carol Reynolds weaves energy, humor, and history into everything she does. After a career as a professor at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, “Professor Carol” and husband Hank moved to a ranch and began creating Fine Arts courses for students and adults. Her unprecedented Discovering Music: 300 Years of Interaction in Western Music, Arts, History, & Culture and Exploring America’s Musical Heritage reach across the world. Her new course History of Early Sacred Music will appear this summer, as well as online courses on Russian Music, Research Skills for Students Entering College, and a new series on American Music. A pianist and organist, she is a popular speaker for the Van Cliburn Series, The Dallas Symphony, opera companies, and museums. She works frequently in Eastern Europe and Russia as Study Leader for The Smithsonian.
"This course was so rich and taught me so much!! Beforehand I had practically no knowledge of Russia's history... Now I have learned so many things about this country: about its history, arts (literature, music, painting, opera, ballet, and other arts unique to Russia), language (I learned the Cyrillic alphabet) and geography. And Professor Carol is the best. She is so animated and sincere, and very encouraging and well-versed in what she teaches. She has the "ruskii dukh" - a "Russian soul."'